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Hi Artix here

Hi all,

If you have noticed, I've been globally locked. It was a good run though. I was falsely accused of sockpuppetry that is being unblocked. An appeal is in t he works for an unblock. Unfortunately, the sock block quickly spiralled out of control as other users decided to hunt across wiki and block me on several other wikis. Thus it was proper for a lock by a steward, as it was not worth continuing as a user with this username.

Much thanks to several users who made my time on wikibooks awesome. Shoutout to Atcovi, Pi zero, and QuiteUnusual for being friendly people and helpful to my enrichment. It was awesome editing the articles for the Guide to the Lord of the Rings and the Inheritance Cycle. Some day perhaps, I will come back and finish those books. Cheers. It was a pleasure.

Chimp pictures from

Please range block the above IP. Vandalism. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:57, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Tegel: Please block. This is getting out of control. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:18, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Tegel: Another one @ (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:04, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Short global blocks is placed on the users normal ranges. -- Tegel (discusscontribs) 16:09, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:09, 2 September 2019 (UTC)
@Tegel: again @2001:67c:198c:906:1::10a -- (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:40, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

Its a Proxy see --WikiBayer (discusscontribs) 16:45, 2 September 2019 (UTC)

@Tegel, WikiBayer: IP is back as -- (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 13:09, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
@大诺史: Before you contact a steward or global sysop try contacting a local sysop.---WikiBayer (discusscontribs) 17:54, 4 September 2019 (UTC)
Alright, noted. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:05, 5 September 2019 (UTC)

Duplicated sentences from different IP ranges

Consequently to User_talk:大诺史#Rollback_to_unseen_vandalism_by_27.59.122.126, I've noticed that we are now attacked for several days by IPs which duplicate and reformat some paragraphs into some of our page. For example:

So please be careful about these accurate but unwanted added contents. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 13:05, 9 September 2019 (UTC)

Hi admins, now another page is attacked: NES Programming

By these IPs

2401:4900:2500:9851:1:1:4fdc:f187 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)

2401:4900:3313:76e9:1:1:4fdf:7cb9 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)

Concerned Wikibookians Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 06:14, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

In unwinding those edits and dealing out blocks, I also addressed
2401:4900:3312:F3EB:1:2:382F:B6C5 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
--Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:10, 15 September 2019 (UTC)
+1 @ 2401:4900:331F:6A32:1:2:5ACD:E999 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 08:41, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 12:12, 17 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: +2 @ 2401:4900:3360:3253:1:0:33CC:576D (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) & 2401:4900:3360:3253:1:0:3422:F1D (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:14, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
+1 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion)
Three specific IPs blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:32, 28 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: +1 @ (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 13:59, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
Got. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:53, 29 September 2019 (UTC)
+4. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:50, 6 October 2019 (UTC) (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
2401:4900:3360:d523:1:0:5d22:c129 (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count) (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:37, 6 October 2019 (UTC)
+1. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:42, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
2401:4900:3365:369:1:0:7796:7a0f (discuss · email · contribs · logs · count)
Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:59, 11 October 2019 (UTC)


Hi, please, block him. Hasley (discusscontribs) 16:49, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:15, 12 September 2019 (UTC)


Please revision delete the harassment on my discussion page. Thanks! -- Dave Braunschweig (discusscontribs) 20:03, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 20:05, 13 September 2019 (UTC)


I may be wrong but it seems like vandalism to me. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 12:22, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

There's nothing worth keeping in the page anyway, so it's been deleted. Leaderboard (discusscontribs) 14:08, 15 September 2019 (UTC)

Strategy for Information Markets/Search engine business models

Hi, the page Strategy for Information Markets/Search engine business models could need some protection. It is a spammer's target for months now, with no useful contribs from IPs. Regards --Schniggendiller talk 09:47, 16 September 2019 (UTC)

Did a little, anyway. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 11:01, 16 September 2019 (UTC) vandalism report and blocking request

Hi. This anonymous user added a chimp image on many pages - vandalism since 40 minutes. This IP is notified 3 times on his TP and has about fifty vandalisms. Txs. —Eihel (discusscontribs) 00:06, 19 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done by Pi zeroEihel (discusscontribs) 00:26, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Eihel, Pi zero: This is a cross-wiki vandal. Suggest adding an edit filter, as has been proposed or done at en.wq and en.wp. —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:44, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf: His GUC shows a participation by mobile. The Stalk toy shows a participation spaced yesterday, then 2 weeks and 3 weeks ago. This is not a frequent vandalism that deserves a "beat to quarters", especially for an IP. When he / she will do round trips on several wikis in a short period of time, it will be necessary to agree on a global blocking for only and voilà. —Eihel (discusscontribs) 02:19, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Eihel: I was not recommending block anyone. I was recommending adding an edit filter that blocks these edits. Do you oppose adding the filter? —Justin (koavf)TCM 02:36, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
I do not object to anything. —Eihel (discusscontribs) 02:43, 19 September 2019 (UTC)
@Koavf, Eihel: Re edit filters, see User talk:Pi zero#Rangeblock. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 03:09, 19 September 2019 (UTC)


Hello, please, block him. Thanks, Hasley (discusscontribs) 14:49, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Blocked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:22, 20 September 2019 (UTC)

Drugs:Fact and Fiction/Introduction

Seems to be under attack from a number of IPs, especially in the 2401:4900:30b7::/48 range. See Special:Contributions/2401:4900:30b7::/48. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 14:26, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

  Done Semi-protected one week. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 15:59, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Spam is spamming. Please, block him. Thanks, --Hasley (discusscontribs) 13:18, 26 September 2019 (UTC)

Blocked. Can someone configure his block? Now is spamming his talk page. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 13:38, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Is it possible to create a filter that disallows the IP from adding stuff if their edits were undone/rollbacked > thrice? (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 13:40, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Now is Special:Contributions/ --Hasley (discusscontribs) 13:43, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Because this user had already shifted between several IPs this morning, I applied a range block to Unfortunately, they've now moved outside that range. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:49, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Back. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 13:50, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
I've widened the range block to --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 13:59, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Doesn't seem to be working. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:24, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@JackPotte, QuiteUnusual: Please block the IP. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:34, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@大诺史: The wider range block took effect at 1358 UTC. What makes you think it didn't work? --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 14:40, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Oh.. It's another IP. Special:Contributions/ (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 14:42, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
  Done I've blocked this particular one. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 14:46, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
FYI, a global range block has been applied. This is a known long term abuser... QuiteUnusual (discusscontribs) 15:01, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
I've been trying to figure out what might have gone wrong with my earlier attempted range block. I suspect I botched it by blocking rather than (though if that's so, the interface evidently should have provided some sort of feedback, along the lines of 'this looks odd, are you sure that's what you want?'). At Praxidicae's suggestion (at my user talk) I subsequently blocked; but of course there'd be no way to tell for sure whether I got it right if there's now a global range block. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:16, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Without getting into detail, I did enable a filter which seems to help but he knows how to evade it as soon as he hits it a dozen or so times. I hope I wasn't overstepping in doing that (this is a GS wiki but you have too many admins for me to block/delete content per the scope, but I figured a filter wouldn't be overstepping, please let me know if it is.) Praxidicae (discusscontribs) 15:20, 26 September 2019 (UTC)
Seems to me a reasonable action in the circumstances. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:57, 26 September 2019 (UTC)


Please block him. Thank you. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 17:49, 1 October 2019 (UTC)

  Done By Pi zero. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 20:19, 1 October 2019 (UTC)


Currently running riot adding spurious text. --Jules (Mrjulesd) 10:35, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

@Pi zero, QuiteUnusual, JackPotte: anyone? (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 11:14, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
@WikiBayer: Do help. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 11:39, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
  Done By MarcoAurelio. JackPotte (discusscontribs) 12:11, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
Delete also the following diffs by this vandal. You missed quite a few there... Thanks

Getting tired of the vandal attack by Encik Tekateki (discusscontribs) 14:55, 5 October 2019 (UTC)

Done by, looks like, Mrjulesd, Larsnooden. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:54, 5 October 2019 (UTC)


Please consider to block him. Thank you. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 17:29, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

Done. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:37, 7 October 2019 (UTC)


Please block this IP (range might be better). (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:33, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero, QuiteUnusual, JackPotte, Leaderboard, Jusjih: pinging. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:35, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Blocked and nuked that IP. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 15:50, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Seems like you forgot to remove talk page access. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 15:57, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
Done. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 16:00, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
+1 @ Special:Contributions/ (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 16:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)
QU took care of it and I later removed talk privs. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 17:02, 8 October 2019 (UTC)


Please, block him. Thank you. --Hasley (discusscontribs) 22:54, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

Short global range block by Bsadowski1. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 23:36, 8 October 2019 (UTC)


@Pi zero, QuiteUnusual, JackPotte, Leaderboard: pinging. Please block. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:15, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Blocked, nuked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:18, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Special:Contribs/ (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:23, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
@Pi zero: Special:Contribs/ (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:25, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Range blocked and nuked. --Pi zero (discusscontribs) 02:29, 9 October 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. (Talk/留言/토론/Discussion) 02:29, 9 October 2019 (UTC)